Blackbird Blackbird are out with an incredible remix of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” and a new track “Happy With You” off of his forthcoming EP “Boracay Planet” due out October 16th. “Happy With You” shows off leading man Mikey Miramag’s ability to craft beautiful shoegaze influenced pop songs. Its the soundtrack to a slow motion sprint into the arms of a loved one. Its a feelgood song with a bit of melancholy wrapped into something truly great. If we can expect more of this then we could have something truly special here. Look out M83, someone is making a bid for your turf.
Boracay Planet EP Out October 16 2012
Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of San Francisco-based wu?nderkind Mikey Maramag. His unique style of dreamy folktronica recalls influences from all ends of the musical spectrum; deeply textured, hypnotic songs pay homage to psychedelic pop the likes of Caribou and Washed Out, while the warmth of analogue instrumentation spliced with digital artifacts hints at contemporaries James Blake, Four Tet and Mount Kimbie.
Anthemic, dream-driven themes inspire Blackbird Blackbird‘s work, where layers of electronic texture drape over organic sounds and ghostly vocals. Within elongated song structures, Blackbird Blackbird harnesses thematic elements of dynamism and composition to create depth and complexity, while never losing sight of his pop sensibilities.
Blackbird Blackbird‘s debut album Summer Heart was lauded by modern tastemakers, receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Fader, XLR8R, Rcrdlbl, and more. Recently returning from a whirl-wind European tour, Blackbird Blackbird has been signed to the Lavish Habits imprint out of San Francisco. His upcoming Boracay Planet EP features remixes from the likes of American bass music virtuoso Grenier (aka DJ G) and Atlanta’s foremost proprietor of rave music, Distal. This highly-anticipated EP is slated for release October 16 2012.
by Brandon Bray